Vanilla Cupcakes - Baking and Decorating
Recently, I was inspired to bake and decorate cupcakes for a bridal shower being given for my niece. Wanting to help in some way and mentioning, "I can do cupcakes", to my delight, she took me up on the offer. The shower was Kate Spade inspired, knowing my choice in decorating was going to be fun.
It was time to start baking, searching for my daughter, Mekenzie's, favorite recipe was a bit tedious. She is away at college so I wasn't sure if she might have taken the recipe or if it was still in the book. Telephoning her, Mekenzie quickly recited the ingredients to me by memory. In the meantime, between drooling over every other delicious sweet in the book I found the written copy.
|The Recipe Book|
Back to the Kate Spade theme, soon enough my fingers were bright pink along with a few other things I touched around the kitchen. It's like painting, as a meticulous painter somehow I'm constantly covered with paint. Same with the dye, no matter how it's used, my fingers are still going to be odd colors. Different shades of pink were my choosing.
Making several batches of icing and going to town decorating the cupcakes was so much fun for me. Our daughter Mekenzie is the master of baking and we miss her sweets. Almost every week she would bake delicious cupcakes having to share them at school or give to neighbors so that her father wouldn't eat them all in one day. Richard doesn't have much self-control with sweets and we didn't want him to be tortured day after day.
Flowers, roses and swirls, were my creations. Baking and decorating these cupcakes filled my day with a lot of joy and pleasure.
|The Kate Spade Inspired Cupcakes|